Re: How we define ourselves

Subject: Re: How we define ourselves
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:23:05 -0500

Huey Callison wrote:

On 12/6/06, "Cardimon,Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com> wrote:

I've had friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances, come up to me
and say, "So, you're a technical writer now, eh?"

They will squint and cock their heads while they're looking at me.
They're not quite sure what a technical writer does.

However, when I nod and say, yes, I'm doing documentation (which is
correct), they understand immediately.

The answer I give to people that aren't in IT is "I write books nobody
reads about software nobody uses."

Aren't we really just "Weapons of Mass Instruction?"


Al Geist
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